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New Physician Spotlight Archives

New Clinician Spotlight: Matthews Chacko

Apr. 8, 2021—Matthews Chacko, MD, has joined Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as an assistant professor of Medicine, an interventional cardiologist and the director of peripheral vascular interventions.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Robert Ramirez

Apr. 5, 2021—Robert Ramirez, DO, a thoracic and neuroendocrine oncologist, has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center after practicing at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Science Center in New Orleans.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Aaron Brinen

Mar. 26, 2021—Aaron Brinen, PsyD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He began seeing patients on Oct. 1, 2020.

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New physician spotlight: Joel “Trey” Bradley III

Aug. 18, 2020—Joel “Trey” Bradley III, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgical faculty after practicing as a general surgeon at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began seeing patients July 1.

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New physician spotlight: Martin Montenovo

Jul. 6, 2020—Martin Montenovo, MD, a liver transplant surgeon, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Surgery in the Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation. He began seeing patients on September 1, 2019.

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New physician spotlight: Edward Yaghmour

Jun. 9, 2020—  Anesthesiologist Edward (Ted) Yaghmour, MD, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in November, practicing in the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology and directing both the Acute Pain Service and Adult Regional Anesthesia. “We were delighted to recruit Dr. Yaghmour because he is a prominent leader in our specialty,” said Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and...

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New Physician Spotlight: Shiayin Yang

Nov. 25, 2019—Shiayin Yang, MD, an otolaryngologist who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery, has joined VUMC after completing a fellowship at the University of Michigan.

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New Physician Spotlight: CJ Plummer

Nov. 15, 2019—  Clausyl “CJ” Plummer, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center after completing a fellowship in brain injury medicine at the University of Washington. He began seeing patients Oct. 14. “Dr. Plummer is a tremendous asset for PM&R and the patients we serve,” said D.J. Kennedy, MD, professor and chair of the department of physical...

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New Physician Spotlight: Jeffrey Upperman

Nov. 11, 2019—Jeffrey Upperman, MD, a national leader in pediatric trauma and disaster preparedness, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Pediatric Surgery. He started Nov. 1.

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New Physician Spotlight: Cathy Eng

Nov. 1, 2019—Cathy Eng, MD, a national and international leader in gastrointestinal medical oncology, was recruited to VUMC from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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New Physician Spotlight: Colin Barker

Oct. 14, 2019—Colin Barker, MD, a national leader in percutaneous heart valve therapies, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the new director of Interventional Cardiology. He began seeing patients July 2.

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New Physician Spotlight: Niels Johnsen

Aug. 26, 2019—Niels Johnsen, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urology after completing his residency at VUMC. He began seeing patients Aug. 1.

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